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MB Beef & Forage Week Starts January 13

Manitoba Beef and Forage Week gets underway on January 13th.
 
A range of topics will be discussed as producers prepare for the upcoming year.
 
Tim Clarke with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development talked about the feed shortage facing producers.
 
"There's a lot of feed grains and off-quality feeds being used this winter to supplement the low volumes of forage that were harvested this year," he said. "There's a hay shortage basically, so more straw got baled up than most years and now a lot of off-quality feeds and alternative feeds such as distillers dried grains which come from ethanol plants, are being used as well as grain screenings, feed grains, off-quality grains are being used more in livestock rations as a consequence of the feed shortage."
 
Beef and Forage Week is a joint effort between Manitoba Beef Producers, Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association, and Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development.
 
Seminar times are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
Monday, January 13 - Eriksdale Rec Center (204-768-2782 Ashern Ag Office)
Tuesday, January 14 - Ste. Rose du Lac Community Hall (204-622-2007 Dauphin Ag Office) Registration Required
Wednesday, January 15 - Binscarth Community Hall (204-937-6460 Roblin Ag Office) Registration Required
Thursday, January 16 - Holland Community Hall (204-239-3352 Portage Ag Office)
Friday, January 17 - Vita Hall (204-425-5050 Vita Ag Office)
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